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Sometimes, Roche Bobois’ Famed and Lesser-Known Pieces Are Best Enjoyed Sans Color

If you thought white was over in South Florida, think again. With showrooms in the Miami Design District, Aventura, Coral Gables and Palm Beach (and more than 250 locations in 55 countries in all), the iconic French furniture brand is highlighting a selection of pieces in white and cream.

The group includes pieces both familiar and unexpected: In the former category, perhaps no item represents the brand with more potency and delight as the Bubble. Conjured by Sacha Lakic (the designer most synonymous with Roche Bobois), the sofa was inspired by natural and mineral forms and is entirely handmade; its challenging shape required the development of specific stretch fabrics to wrap around its numerous curves.

Lakic’s sumptuous Astrea armchair and Apex stool, which evoke flowers, are in a similar vein. Meanwhile, Cédric Ragot (who has also collaborated with Cappellini, Rosenthal, Veuve Clicquot and even Häagen-Dazs) takes organic form in an enigmatic, more abstract direction, with his Nonette LED lamp cast in ceramic enamel with double glazing. But regardless of the piece, the absence of color allows one to study and appreciate lines, construction and texture purely.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.